It's not that hard to be successful these days, but it's hard to be extremely successful. Nevertheless, we all strive for that other. What it means to be extremely successful is clearly understood differently by everyone, and rightly so. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula or recipe that guarantees this, but there are certain qualities that extremely successful people share. And here we mean above all those who, through their actions, have a positive impact on the lives of others. Check out the traits that indicate you will be extremely successful.
If you would like to be successful in business in life, then we suggest that you adopt the qualities that we will present to you below, as they are the best approximation of the magic formula for exceptional success.
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1. You know how to rejoice in the success of others
Successful teams win because their most talented individuals are willing to sacrifice themselves for the happiness of others. Good teams are therefore composed of employees who help each other, know their place in the team, put personal goals aside and value the success of the team above all else.
2. You are always looking for new challenges
The fact that we are constantly on the lookout for something new, different, that we quickly start to get bored, is often connected to gambling, drugs, lack of concentration, etc., but according to psychologists, the search for novelty keeps us healthy and happy and enables personal growth. If you combine boldness, curiosity, perseverance and the belief that not everything revolves around you, you are rewarded with creativity that can benefit everyone.
3. There is no work-life balance, there is only life
It is almost impossible to maintain the balance or the line between professional and private life. Why? Because business is our life, just as our life is our business. The same goes for family, friends and interests. There is no limit because it makes us both who we are. Successful people thus find a way to include the family instead of pushing work away from it. They find ways to incorporate hobbies, passions, interests and values into daily business life. If you can't do that, then you're not living, then you're just working.
4. You are extremely empathetic
Unless you are completely reinventing something (which is extremely difficult), your job in business is based on meeting existing needs or solving problems. It is impossible to identify them without putting yourself in someone else's shoes. This is the quality of a successful business person. But the extremely successful ones go one step further. They put themselves in the shoes of the employees.
5. You are proving yourself
Many people have a burning desire to prove others wrong about them. It's a great motivator. But extremely successful people are driven by something deeper and more personal. The real motivator, the real commitment comes from the desire to prove something to the most important person - themselves.
6. Don't take the 40-hour workday as the "holy grail"
Studies have shown that working more than 40 hours a week reduces productivity. Successful people therefore work smarter and better than their competition. Any successful entrepreneur who reads such a sentence probably thinks, "Great, I hope my competitors fall for this." The fact is, there will always be people smarter and more talented than us. Successful people therefore simply want more. They are ruthless, especially to themselves. This means they work smarter, but also very diligently. And this is the real secret of their success.
7. You see money as an asset, not as a personal reward
Many successful business stories include a large fleet of cars, collecting expensive items, importing a Christmas tree, a 20 thousand euro annual bill for a personal massage, etc. Truly successful people do not see money as a personal reward. They see money as a means for the further growth of the business, as a reward and development of employees, for giving back to society,... This means that with it they not only enable a better life for themselves, but also improve the lives of others with it. And they do it without fanfare, because the real reward is always in the action, not the recognition.
8. You're not into anything special
In the world of social networking, anyone can be their own public relations representative. It is very easy to be conceited, brag and bask in your own achievements. Truly successful people don't do that. They take their success as a result of ambition, perseverance and execution, and they also recognize mentors, exceptional employees, and do not neglect luck, which they admit has a hand in everything.
9. You know that success is fleeting, but dignity and respect last forever
Being able to offer employees higher pay, other benefits and business opportunities is definitely important. But no amount or Christmas gift can repair the damage done to self-esteem and self-worth. That's why successful people know that the most important thing they need to instill in their employees is dignity.